M. Tamer Özsu
Lecture times: Thursdays 4:30-7:20PM
Lecture location: DC 3313
Distributed, multi-user applications are designed and implemented using many underlying technologies that must be coordinated to provide important features such as robustness, scalability, manageability, ubiquitous access, privacy, security, authentication, and role-based access control, to name only a few. The network supporting the application may be crucial to its successful implementation. The application logic itself is likely implemented in a number of languages and programming environments. Students will be provided with an advanced overview of current networking and distributed systems topics, and will apply it to case studies drawn form consumer internet applications, enterprise systems, and medical and healthcare systems.
Students are expected to understand the fundamentals of programming languages, data structures, operating systems, and algorithms, each at least at the level of an introductory course.
There are no required textbooks for the course. There will be lecture slides that will be provided and we will be reading a number of papers. However, the lecture notes will be based on the following textbooks and you are expected to read the relevant chapters:
For access to papers, you can consult Michael Ley's online bibliography:
Please review the materials concerning academic integrity and academic honesty. You must complete and sign the Academic Integrity Acknowledgement Form, and hand it in at the beginning of third lecture.
The first two classes will be straight lectures. Starting September 27, the first half of the class will be lecture on the indicated topic, and the second half will be devoted to a class discussion of papers related to the topic of the previous week's lecture.
|20 September||Distributed system architectures and accessing remote resources||Papers|
|27 September||Synchronization||Module 4||Papers|
|4 October||Distributed file systems & replication||Module 5||Papers|
|11 October||Fault tolerance||Module 6||Papers||M. Shaikh||Database Replication: a Tale of Research across Communities|
|18 October||Security||Module 7||Papers||G. Davis||The Byzantine Generals Problem|
|25 October||Transport Layer||Module 8||Papers||
Muhammad Saeed Siddiqui
|1 November||Network Layer||Module 9||Papers||
|8 November||No class|
|15 November||Data Link and Physical Layers||Module 10|
|22 November||Cloud computing|
|29 November||Final exam (5:00-7:00PM)|
Eventually, there will be clickable links from Lecture Notes that will allow you to download lecture slides; similarly links from Papers will take you to a list of appropriate papers for that topic that will be discussed in class and that can also be used for critiques.